It's really sad that many people blame everything but themselves for their failures. I know there are cases of discrimination where people are genuinely held back, but in most cases the only thing holding someone back is themselves. No one is going to give you success, why would they? People want it for themselves to take care of those around them, you have to work hard and make yourself successful for yourself and those you care about.
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@AmazingLife, especially nowadays. Anyone can become wealthy dont let no human stop you from that, including yourself.
@AmazingLife, i can kinda see how its true though. Poverty stricken areas have sh!ty schools. Sh!ty schools produce sh!ty students with low iq, and eventrually criminals. So essentially areas of poverty creat idiots who are idiots because they never applied themselves at school and therefore never exercised their brains much. So the only success possible is if you happen to be gifted or you work your a$$ off on manual labor job.
@AmazingLife, can it be possible to blame everything not on anything but just themselves? Cause thats me, usually I blame everything on my self even if its even obvious it wasnt.
@Taquito Speedo, *high five* you know it
@AmazingLife, I like this plan where you all work hard to make me successful. Sounds solid.
@BlazingBowman, You're right. Those areas make it a lot harder to be successful, so there are less successful people. But it's still possible. That's what he was getting at. No matter what hand life deals you, you can still be successful. Some people need to work many times harder than others to get to the same level of success, but that's just life. You can't do anything to change how you start off, but you absolutely get to decide where you end up.
@BlazingBowman, did you know it's possiable to learn and better your education besides at school? Extremely successful people work hard to better themselves and don't rely solely on schools to learn. You can study at home, or go to a library, and many other ways. Especially now with the Internet you can learn anything you want. So blaming it entirely on a neighborhood having poor schools now is just an excuse to not apply oneself to the pursuit of knowledge.
@BlazingBowman, see, that's just blaming the system. You gotta say "fack this school, I WANT to get the best grades I can. It's easy to blame the school and the neighborhood. Not so easy to say "I'm gonna lift my ars up out of this chip-hole place and take as many of you as I can with me".
@Yourself, yeah, no. My work might make you look good for now but, when your not looking, I'm taking notes on how to get the job above yours. I'm talking to the boss right now, showing them how I could control your productivity better than just letting you sit on sites like this running your beak.
@superjulimaximo, I think you're joking (as am I,) but just because sarcasm doesn't always translate well through text, I'd just like to put it out there that I'm a huge champion of hard work and capitalism. That was only a play on my username.
@BlazingBowman, ehhhh I'll throw a curveball because I work in a Title I school. There are less successful people coming from these schools because of outside reasons. i.e. If Mommy and Daddy and drug addicts/alcoholics, you already started life on hard mode. I can't tell you the number of genetic conditions I see walking around my school. Throw in ED (emotionally disturbed kiddos) because they never had basics as infants... there are literal psychological disorders due to not being held/cared for as an infant. It fcks a person up. Bad. Lower income areas also have parents with lower education... so less nutrition while pregnant (if they even get prenatal care), less valuable nutrition as adolescents, not being read to at home, latchkey TV raised kids... it's a much more difficult situation than it appears. But- that's reality versus theory!
@Seohn, yes, but what 10 year old kid realizes their school is bad and has the resources to seek better options? i know you probably mean college, but by the time you've gone through the whole K-12 system, if you didn't learn the basic there (like my niece who is graduating high school with an elementary reading ability due to factors mostly outside of her control), then it is significantly unlikely that you will be able to go to college, even if you want to. and as a kid, you have no control what school you go to, if your parents move 6 times and you have to keep changing schools, if you have parents at home to help with homework, if you can physically access the internet or a library.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, as a teacher myself, THANK YOU!
@AmazingLife, Hillary Clinton is the epitome of blaming others for their failures. This whole argument is nonsense, it's harder for poor black people and that's proven.
More proof that Morgan Freeman is amazing
Can we just make him President? I'm already feeling more empowered by just reading this.
@Depressed Retail Guy, he would have to give up a lot of power to be president, considering his current position as a Divine.
As with most things, both of these polarizing opinions come from good places and are based in fact. The reality is that your peers have a huge impact on your decisions (i.e. Your roommates all work out/do drugs together so will you). It can be hard to be the only one leaving town after high school to pursue bigger and better things (for many, the possibility never occurs to them realistically). But in the end, in all reality, the choice is always yours. Our job is to help give everyone the opportunity and ability to follow through with the best choices.
@snipesmcgeee, Yeah, but as my physics professor learned in grad school, you can try your hardest and still fail.
@Jdrawer, so the third pic down from here?
@Jdrawer, you dont fail, you just succeed at finding out what youre not good at, then you move on and try something else 😉
I somewhat agree yet disagree. Not everyone can do that because not everyone has the perfect setting too. You have to have positive influences and people who give you hope. Not everyone gets that or gets it when they really need it.
@Pharaoh, you gotta make your own destiny. If you accept what has been written and coast through life, it will show in everything you do. But, if you sit there, reading through all the bull-chips, grab a pencil and eraser and decide for yourself where the script needs changes, you go from being the actor to being the director. You're not a bullet, you're a missle, and you change your course when YOU want to.
Don Lemon has been emasculated by somebody older and wiser than he.
He is the wisest man alive
Systemic racism does affect black people in an unfair way, BUT the great thing about America is any lack of opportunity can be made up by enough hard work.
You might have a harder life but youre especially impressive when you kick ass and succeed in spite of it.
I'm very very drunk. First time ever. My brother graduated. Wooooo.
The actual interview had nothing to do with race. He asked if being poor was genetic.
I've met a lot of people that couldn't be respectable if they tried.
Well this just goes to show that fame and fortune have clouded Morgan freemans perception of how America actually works
And that's why he rocks.
But not everybody do